Workers evacuated after fire at Nestle York

The car on fire in the car park at Nestle in York. Photographs: Ben Thompson
27 Nov 2018 @ 10.37 am
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Offices at Nestle York factory were evacuated after a car caught fire at the plant.

Firefighters got a call at 9.56am today (Tuesday) and a York crew was sent to the Haxby Road factory.

There were concerns as the car was next to the servers and ammonia tanks.

But the fire was quickly put out.

A North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokeswoman said:

  • We were called at 09:56 to reports of a car on fire.

    One fire crew attended and found one car well alight. Crews used a hose reel to extinguish the fire.

    The fire was confined to the engine bay and caused 100% fire damage. The cause is believed to have been an electrical fault.

    Our crews left the scene at around 10:20am.

Everyone has now returned to work safely, and the burnt-out car has been cordoned off.

A Nestle spokesman said: ““The fire brigade attended a small car fire at our York site today.

“Our offices were evacuated as a precaution but the factory was unaffected and there was no damage beyond the car itself.”

The car is cordoned off after the blaze